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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by concretus, May 5, 2014.

  1. concretus

    concretus

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    Hello,
    I just purchase a G19 and plan on reloading for it. (I reload for all my guns)....I was considering AA#5 with a 115gr bullet. I like W231 but it about the hardest powder to find nowadays. Anybody have any good luck with #5? Thanks for looking! :cool:
     
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  2. WeeWilly

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    #5 will work pretty well in 9mm. A 155gr bullet will be hard to find data on as it is really a heavy for caliber bullet.

    Who makes the bullet?
     

  3. concretus

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    I apologize; I meant a 115gr bullet...
     
  4. sciolist

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    A 155 is a heluva lot nicer to shoot than a 115, though.
     
  5. SJ 40

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    While AA #5 works fine for 9 mm,AA #7 really shines in 9 mm. SJ 40
     
  6. WeeWilly

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    Accurate has load data for lots of different type 115gr bullets in 9mm, jacketed, lead and plated.

    Just go to Accurate's web site, download the PDF which is their load data, find the 9mm section, bullet type and then weight, away you go. Use start loads and work up, the OAL is a minimum, so you can load longer. When your gun is cycling and accuracy gets good, load 'em up in volume and have fun.
     
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    With a 115 grn bullet in the 9mm I like Titegroup power.
     
  8. creophus

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    I was about to post the same thing.

    +1
     
  9. Colorado4Wheel

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    It's just back to the age old question. What do you want to do and how do you want it to feel. #2 and Titegroup (and similiar speed powders) are great for softer recoiling midrange and lighter loads. AA#7, Unique, Power Pistol (and similar speed powders) are great full power powders. More recoil faster speeds.

    So you can't go wrong if you are using the right powder for the right purpose. Use AA#2 for full power loads and you very well may be sorry you did. Use Unique for light loads and it will be dirtier and not nearly as consistent and still have more recoil then a faster powder at the same velocity
     
  10. concretus

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    I understand what you are saying....
    I took my G19 out for a run and tried both main bullet weights. Win 115gr FMJ and Federal Amer. Eagle 124gr FMJ. The 124gr cartridges were hands down the most accurate and believe it or not had milder felt recoil. I checked the ballistics and it said the 124FMJ is going approx 1150fps. I would at least match the performance. That's why I was considering AA#5. Our club store has X-treme bullets and I already use WSP primers for my 40 S&W loads. I've read even Green Dot can be considered....
     
  11. concretus

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    I thought about AA#7 also. I ues it in my full power 10mm 180gr loads for my Delts Elite. It gets your attention and is very accurate....
     
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    AA#7 is excellent for near MAX powder charges for a given bullet.

    Faster powders are nice for loading to mid-range and even lighter.

    Unique is best for above mid-range pressures but the 9mm Luger is a high enough pressure cartridge that Unique still works pretty well with lower charges and jacketed bullets.

    If you ever run 147s then AA#7 is a "go to" propellant.

    I think AA#5 would be great with 124s.
     
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  13. tcoz

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    I used AA#5 in my G19 until I ran out of it and I really liked it...
    115gr X-Treme plated round nose
    OAL 1.145
    6.2gr AA#5
    5.8 was too light and wouldn't cycle the gun. 6.0 was a good lighter recoil load and 6.2 was my sweet spot.
     
  14. Kentguy

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    concretus,

    The only tests that I have done with AA#5 is with the 124g FMJ bullet out of my G17.

    124g fmj (precision delta)
    Powder range 5.6g up to 6.4g (Speer)
    Accurate Arms #5 @ 6.2
    OAL 1.135"

    Best results for me with #5/bullet combo were in the mid-upper levels of this range. Accuracy was the best for me with this charge. Nice powder, I keep some on the shelf and use it from time to time.
     
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    For someone who had unique and bullseye on hand, and 500 xtreme 124 plated rn arriving friday, which powder would you chose? Wanna bust em all out this wknd:cool:

    Ps: sorry to thread jack, op
     
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  16. WeeWilly

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    Either will work well.

    Bullseye, start around 4.0gr and stop at 4.4gr, Unique start at about 5.2gr stop at 5.8gr. Unique will be a pretty full case.
     
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    Bullseye sure goes a long way. Thanks
     
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    I am not a BE fan, just like I am not a TG fan. Unique is a better choice in high pressure, small volume cases, especially if you want anything beyond target vel loads.
     
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    I am having good success with 147gr Xtreme plated over AA7. Accurate, clean burning, and meters very reliably with my Dillon 550b setup.
     
  20. WeeWilly

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    I am a BE fan (too bad I am out of it these days), but I agree with Fred that a little slower powder will work better in 9mm. As you move up from BE to Unique and then on to Blue Dot (for instance), your velocity potential goes up and the risks associated with over charges go down.

    My favorite 9mm powder for SD style loads in 9mm with a 124gr bullet is VV-3N37.